(‘Why, Anthony? I trusted you!’)
Today many people agreed to fight many other people for money at a later date, and as tedious as it is to run through all the fights that you’ll eventually learn about one way or another anyway, we might as well drag ourselves through it one more time:
– Josh Koscheck announced via Twitter today that he will fight Paul "Semtex" Daley in a "co main event" bout at UFC 113 on May 1st. Daley has been grumbling about wanting a crack at Koscheck lately, and Koscheck responded by tweeting, "[t]his kid is going 2 get what he’s asking 4. XOXO" Wait a minute, are we sure Koscheck’s Twitter wasn’t hacked by a fourteen year-old girl?
- Also at UFC 113, there’s talk that Kimbo Slice could get his first real test in the UFC against fellow TUF 10 castmember Matt Mitrione. Some sources have confirmed that the bout has been verbally agreed to, but Mitrione recently refuted that story. Then again, we all know how cagey "Meathead" can be when he gets to playing mind games. The big question surrounding UFC 113 now is whether it will still go down on the planned date at the planned venue. With Floyd Mayweather considering a bout on the same night, the UFC is said to be mulling over a few different options.
– "UFC on Versus" continues to become more awesome, despite having the laziest name of any UFC event since UFC 76: Knockout. In an attempt to add a little more stand-and-bangitude to the card, Paul Buentello and Cheick Kongo have been tapped to square off against one another on the televised portion of the event. On the prelims, Spencer Fisher and Duane Ludwig will try to hurt each other solely for the enjoyment of the Broomfield, Colorado crowd.
– Lastly, MMA Weekly reports that Leonard Garcia will attempt to get back in the win column against Diego Nunes at the WEC’s March 6 event at Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena. If that date and venue sound familiar, it’s because the UFC has been making it a regular stop to capitalize on the fake-tanned throng of young muscle enthusiasts attending the Arnold Classic that same weekend. This year they’ve decided to leave it to their little brother organization, but the jury’s still out on whether the WEC can pull a crowd big enough to fill that joint.